Here for the first time? Learn about the Toolbox Example of the toolbox button, its features and how you can get more involved thoughout this site.

The Baseline for Our Project

During the course of our research we have, so far, visited over 25 countries. Our first intention has been to develop an evidence base on which the rest of the project will sit. We wanted to find out 'the current state of things' by talking to and collaborating with practitioners and thinkers from across the globe.

We have, during the process, employed a variety of methods, from online surveys to focused workshops. The early phases of the project - starting in late 2007 - focused on five high-growth economies: Brazil, China, India, South Africa and UAE. We have produced detailed reports for each of these countries which you can find here.

From that initial phase of work, we have created a Summary of Findings which gives an overview of the project outputs. We then expand on this by delineating the The Global Context within which we are all operating. We then go on to identify the unifying challenges from the five countries studied in depth in Key Global Evidence.

Much of the information in this section is presented as content units which have been tagged to allow you to cross-reference each unit to other content on the website using the Toolbox.

If you find this evidence compelling, learn about our attempt to develop a Vision for 21st century education, and the Actions that will help achieve it.

We are continuously developing the content in this area of the website and there are a number of ways you can contribute. First, you can use the Toolbox to suggest relevant links to third-party content for specific units. Also, in the same way, you can comment on particular content units and respond to the comments of others. If you have an education project that you feel addresses the challenges we have identified here or know of some key studies/projects we really should be looking at, then Get involved and we'll post that on this site or develop your story into a case study. If you are as interested in learning from others as we are, watch this space...